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Home sales figures highest for more than six years

Data released by the government indicates that the number of people buying and selling homes across the UK is at the highest level for more than six years. Figures released by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) show that the first … Continue reading

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Government plans will make it easier and cheaper to build homes to a high standard

The government has announced plans which will make it easier and cheaper to build homes to a high standard. House builders currently face a myriad of different standards to implement whenever and wherever they build new homes. The standards imposed … Continue reading

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Budget: Chancellor urged to make changes on Help to Buy

The Chancellor is being urged to make changes to the government-inspired Help to Buy scheme. With the Budget just days away – Wednesday 19 March – the influential Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) wants the scheme to be made … Continue reading

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Highest number of new-build home starts for six years

More homes are being built in England than at any stage since 2007 – and the Help to Buy scheme is having a major impact. New figures released by the government show there was a 23 per cent increase in … Continue reading

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Housing sector: confidence returns as the building blocks are put in place

Growing activity in the house building sector has contributed to a 0.9 per cent increase in output in the UK construction industry. The figures for the second quarter of 2013 are a marked contrast to the first three months of … Continue reading

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Better designed homes will win support from local communities – planning minister

Better designed homes and housing developments would encourage greater support for them from local communities, according to the planning minister Nick Boles. Speaking at a National House-Building Council (NHBC) event, the minister (pictured) said that communities would be more likely … Continue reading

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Housebuilders take the honours at Housing Design Awards

Linden Homes has won the Supreme Award at the prestigious Housing Design Awards. The award was for the building company’s ‘Be’ scheme in Harlow, designed by Alison Brooks Architects. Linden was one of several successful housebuilders who picked up some … Continue reading

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